Victoria secures an international food trade event that will boost investments

The Victorian government has helped secure a major international trade event that will boost investment and create jobs.

In September 2019, Melbourne will host Global Table – one of the largest food business events in Australia, with more than 5,000 participants.

Global Table will involve a series of internationally-focused business events that Australia as a destination for investors and traders to connect with business leaders from across the Asia‑Pacific.

Attendees will enjoy a diverse program in Melbourne and across regional Victoria catering for a range of audiences including researchers, retailers, entrepreneurs, food buyers and investors.

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Minister for trade and investment Philip Dalidakis said the government had set an ambitious target to grow the region’s food and fibre exports to $20 billion by 2030.

“Key to achieving this goal is the investments outlined in Taste Victoria,” he said.

Food and Wine Victoria will deliver the event – drawing on its expertise delivering the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, which is part of the Victorian government’s $15 million Taste Victoria initiative.

Organisers have already confirmed they will partner with Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit.

Taste Victoria will bolster the state’s thriving food and fibre industry, and help Victoria grow its presence in the global food market and capture export opportunities.

Food and Wine Victoria chairman Radek Sali Melbourne is the ideal destination for this globally important event.

“From our farms, wineries, breweries and laboratories to our cafes, markets, restaurants and bars, I’ve got no doubt international visitors will be impressed by what they experience during Global Table.”

The Growing Food and Fibre Markets program will be key to this initiative, which aims to grow and safeguard Victoria’s high quality, premium exports.